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Live interview with Sarah Howard: environmental factors and diabetes at TuDiabetes homepage

January 22, 2015 from 11am to 12pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Sarah's BioAt age 32, while pregnant with my oldest child, I failed a glucose tolerance test. My blood glucose was so high that the nurse asked me, "Why aren't you in a coma?" I felt like I should have been. I had none of the risk factors for gestational diabetes, and my blood glucose level was a perfect 90 a month…See More
Jan 13
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Live interview with Dr. Judith Fradkin, Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases at NIDDK at TuDiabetes homepage

January 15, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM) provides research funding and support for basic and clinical research in the areas of type 1 and type 2…See More
Jan 13
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Dr. Jody Stanislaw: "The Naturopathic Approach to Diabetes" at TuDiabetes homepage

January 13, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Dr. Jody Stanislaw earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University - the nation’s premier holistic medical school. She treats today’s most common health issues using natural remedies, with a special interest in helping those, like herself, living with Type 1.Dr. Jody's patients report life-changing…See More
Jan 13
Joan joined Danny's group


A club to share your successful and not so successful trends (graphs) from your CGM or Glucose Meters....See More
Dec 23, 2014
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

Master Chats: Interrupted Sleep, Diabetes and the VA at TuDiabetes homepage

November 17, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Broken Sleep Patterns3:30 PT Lisa Shapiro presents Broken Sleep PatternsLisa Shapiro, RD, will be discussing the effects of fragmented sleep patterns on insulin and serum glucose levels, the most common conditions that lead to fragmented sleep patterns in people living with diabetes, and helpful tips to help encourage a…See More
Nov 16, 2014
Joan is attending Emily Coles's event

Master Chats: Sick Day Plan, Metabolism at TuDiabetes homepage

October 29, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recordings!Sick Day PlanMetabolism3:30 PT Heather Kanastab presents Sick Day PlanHeather studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Diabetes Education…See More
Oct 29, 2014
Joan replied to KevinS's discussion 'How long do you where your sensor?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I'm a new Dexcom user and on my third week. I'm so impressed. Only once did I get as much as 6 days with Medtronic."
Sep 24, 2014
Joan joined Rob's group

Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Sep 24, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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February 28, 2008
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Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 554
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At 9:58am on December 16, 2013, nel said…

Hi Joan , just noticed your comment in the Canada Group ....a question for you : are you aware of the Disability Tax Credit you may qualify for ????

At 1:05pm on October 17, 2008, Andrea said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes!

Andrea B.
At 8:29am on October 15, 2008, clarence haynes said…
As one of the oldest (91) insulin-dependent since 1977,welcome, and to start you off on the right foot, my advice is 1.get yourself a good diabetic specialist, 2.wear a MEDIC-ALERT identification,it can SPEAK for you when you cannot speak for yourself, 3. have a DIABETIC BUDDY,someone you are in contact DAILY, they,too,can save your LIFE., a new bit of info, that is very imoportant,LISTEN to your body, it tells you when to sleep, when to exercize, when its time to have a snack, etc. You will learn,that the diabetic who knows most about their diabetes will live the LONGEST. If you are in TORONTO, on November 5 2008, and attend CDA health fair at ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE, I wll be a greeter from 4.30 pm to 9 pm, you will see an 91 year,young, geezer with a BLUE ROSE, and a button that says DONT BOTHER ME, I CANT COPE, This will give us an opportunity to meet as fellow members of TuDiabetes,and maybe set up a branch here. AMIGOS clarence.haynes

At 7:48pm on October 14, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes! You have joined a great online community/family.
At 7:03pm on October 14, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!!

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At 7:01pm on October 14, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes community, Joan!



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